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Curve Calculator - Degree of Curvature

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01-06-2013 10:42 AM

Related to Civil 3D 2013.  I'm trying to use the curve calculator to obtain values of a curve.  The problem is the value for Degree of Curvature is 00d00'00" everytime.  Is this broken in 2013 or is there some ambient setting I need to set? I've attached a screen shot.

 

Many Thanks, 

Post 2 of 21

Re: Curve Calculator - Degree of Curvature

01-06-2013 11:14 AM in reply to: krismcdonald23

Have you installed the Service Pack? I have, and it appears to work correctly for me. Although the readme does not say this was an item that was corrected.

Jeff_M, also a frequent Swamper

Post 3 of 21

Re: Curve Calculator - Degree of Curvature

01-07-2013 05:33 AM in reply to: krismcdonald23

I get the same result with the curve calculator and I do not have the service pack installed.

 

 

Dan

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Post 4 of 21

Re: Curve Calculator - Degree of Curvature

01-07-2013 05:35 AM in reply to: dgordon

I tried this on my 2011 version with all service packs installed and the curve calculator worked normally.

 

Dan

Civil 3D 2013
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Post 5 of 21

Re: Curve Calculator - Degree of Curvature

01-07-2013 06:49 AM in reply to: krismcdonald23

I have SP 1 installed but still get 0 for Degree of Curvature.

Post 6 of 21

Re: Curve Calculator - Degree of Curvature

01-07-2013 08:02 AM in reply to: krismcdonald23

Ditto,

2013 SP1 and "0" for degree of curve here.

 

Jeff,

Can you post your test drawing to make sure it's not a drawing thing. I did try with my template AND the NCS standard though.

 

Bruce Klug, P.E.
AutoCAD Expert Elite Alumni
AutoCAD Civil 3D 2017 Certified Professional
Civil 3D 2016, SP2

Win 7 Pro, 64-bit
Post 7 of 21

Re: Curve Calculator - Degree of Curvature

01-07-2013 08:25 AM in reply to: klugb

Bruce, I used the stock NCS dwt to test with.

 

Jeff_M, also a frequent Swamper

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Post 8 of 21

Re: Curve Calculator - Degree of Curvature

01-07-2013 08:29 AM in reply to: klugb

Here's a setting to check, since I just noticed the OP's unit arc length is 0

 

Jeff_M, also a frequent Swamper

Post 9 of 21

Re: Curve Calculator - Degree of Curvature

01-07-2013 08:35 AM in reply to: Jeff_M

The mystery continues!

 

 

Bruce Klug, P.E.
AutoCAD Expert Elite Alumni
AutoCAD Civil 3D 2017 Certified Professional
Civil 3D 2016, SP2

Win 7 Pro, 64-bit
Post 10 of 21

Re: Curve Calculator - Degree of Curvature

01-07-2013 08:45 AM in reply to: klugb

OK, so looks like there is a bug when selecting the curve. If you input the values to calc a curve, without first selecting a curve, the DoC works correctly. As soon as you select an arc in the drawing, the unit arc length gets set to 0.

 

Jeff_M, also a frequent Swamper

Post 11 of 21

Re: Curve Calculator - Degree of Curvature

01-07-2013 08:51 AM in reply to: Jeff_M

Jeff, That's exactly what I'm seeing also.

Post 12 of 21

Re: Curve Calculator - Degree of Curvature

01-07-2013 12:14 PM in reply to: Jeff_M

I'm running version 2012 with the service pack installed and it works fine when I click on an arc. Not the OP's arc but one I drew.

Post 13 of 21

Re: Curve Calculator - Degree of Curvature

01-07-2013 01:46 PM in reply to: dsigman

dsigman, thanks for the input.  It seems to be limited to 2013 and something to do with a bug in the unit arc length.

Post 14 of 21

Re: Curve Calculator - Degree of Curvature

01-07-2013 02:20 PM in reply to: dsigman

Correct, works fine in 2012 for me as well. This issue is limited to the 2013 product.

Jeff_M, also a frequent Swamper

Post 15 of 21

Re: Curve Calculator - Degree of Curvature

01-07-2013 04:09 PM in reply to: krismcdonald23

I have the same issue in 2011, with the service packs installed.  To make it work, change the "Fixed .." from Delta to Radius. Then input the info you want and see if it doesn't work.  Aggravating, but it works.

 

Surveyor Lee

Post 16 of 21

Re: Curve Calculator - Degree of Curvature

08-05-2013 01:15 PM in reply to: Jeff_M

Hi Jeff,

 

Could you please elaborate a bit more how to get the dialogue box that you are showing in the screenshot (curve calculator)?

 

Thanks

 

Jamal

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Jamal NUMAN, GIS and Civil Engineer, MSc
e-mail: JamaL9722060@yahoo.com
P.O.Box: 731, Ramallah, West Bank, Palestine.
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Post 17 of 21

Re: Curve Calculator - Degree of Curvature

08-05-2013 01:50 PM in reply to: JamaL9722060

From the "home" tab, under the "draw" panel last on on the list.

 

See Image.

 

Bruce Klug, P.E.
AutoCAD Expert Elite Alumni
AutoCAD Civil 3D 2017 Certified Professional
Civil 3D 2016, SP2

Win 7 Pro, 64-bit
Post 18 of 21

Re: Curve Calculator - Degree of Curvature

08-05-2013 03:12 PM in reply to: klugb

Many thanks Bruce. I got it

 

Best

 

Jamal

----------------------------------------------------------
Jamal NUMAN, GIS and Civil Engineer, MSc
e-mail: JamaL9722060@yahoo.com
P.O.Box: 731, Ramallah, West Bank, Palestine.
----------------------------------------------------------
Software: AutoCAD 2014, AutoCAD C3D, AutoCAD M3D, Revit
Windows 7 (Ultimate 64 bits),
Firefox 20.0,
Kaspersky 2013.
Post 19 of 21

Re: Curve Calculator - Degree of Curvature

08-05-2013 03:40 PM in reply to: JamaL9722060
No Problem,

Thanks for the kudos.





Bruce Klug, P.E.
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Civil 3D 2016, SP2

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Post 20 of 21

Curve Calculator - Precision

02-09-2017 01:51 PM in reply to: krismcdonald23

Is it possible to modify the units precision for the Curve Calculator? Changing the settings under"Units" has no effect nor does changing the settings in the Survey Database.

 

Thanks


DD

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